Richard (Dick) Vallance, benefactor
The late Richard (Dick) Vallance is a humble hero to East Timor Hearts Fund.
Inspired by a newspaper story he read about coffee plantation worker and father of one Agripino’s life-saving surgery in Melbourne, Dick decided he wanted to, in his words, “support the needy, not the greedy”.
As well as the real difference we make to the lives of patients, Dick was impressed with our economical, volunteer-driven model. He said he felt confident his contribution would be well spent.
The retiree sold a family home in Melbourne and donated the entire proceeds to East Timor Hearts Fund. Sadly, Dick passed away in late 2018. But his support did not waver. He left an extraordinarily generous bequest, that will assist our work for many years to come.
Dick wanted little recognition for his generosity. He said he was just “very grateful for the opportunity to be able to support your work”.